Posts Tagged ‘domestic assault defense lawyer’


Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Self defense

On appeal from his third degree assault conviction based on injuries he inflicted on another inmate, defendant argued, inter alia, that he trial court erred in denying defendant's request for a self defense instruction.  Defendant testified that he could not remember the incident, but video evidence showed that defendant backed the victim into a wall, lifted him off the ground, threw him to a concrete floor headfirst, and, after the victim lost consciousness, punched him 25 times in the head until he began seizing and convulsing on the floor.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals noted that a reasonable juror could not find that the use of force was reasonable, and that defendant did not demonstrate that the absence of a reasonable possibility of retreat, and thus he was not entitled to a self defense instruction.  Affirmed.

State v. Carter, A17-1210, Washington County.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.

Domestic assault

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Sufficiency of the evidence

Defendant challenged his conviction for domestic assault, arguing that the uncorroborated testimony of the victim was insufficient to sustain a conviction.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the victim's testimony was sufficiently reliable on its own and was also corroborated by another witness.  Affirmed.

State v. Dominguez, A17-1241, Steele County.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.

Attorney Lynne Torgerson wins at Minnesota Court of Appeals

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Harassment restraining order win

Lynne Torgerson, Esq., Harassment Restraining Order Lawyer, recently won a case at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Attorney Lynne Torgerson has excellent legal research and writing skills, as evidenced by her repeated wins at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Recently, she won another case, a harassment restraining order case, at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  At the trial court level, her client had obtaining a restraining order against his ex-girlfriend.  She appealed.  On appeal, her client prevailed.  Excellent result Lynne Torgerson!

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